His scientific interests lie mostly in Geophysics, Lithosphere, Mantle, Seismology and Mantle convection. He interconnects Plate tectonics, Heat transfer, Convective heat transfer, Island arc and Fractal in the investigation of issues within Geophysics. His studies in Lithosphere integrate themes in fields like Geometry, Petrology and Oceanic trench, Oceanic crust.
His studies deal with areas such as Slab, Mars Exploration Program, Geodynamics and Crust as well as Mantle. His Seismology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Magnitude and Erosion. His research investigates the connection between Mantle convection and topics such as Geothermal gradient that intersect with problems in Radiative cooling, Planetary science, Planetary differentiation and Planet.
His primary scientific interests are in Geophysics, Seismology, Mantle, Mantle convection and Mechanics. Donald L. Turcotte works mostly in the field of Geophysics, limiting it down to concerns involving Lithosphere and, occasionally, Venus. The Mantle study combines topics in areas such as Petrology and Oceanic crust.
His Mantle convection research incorporates elements of Geothermal gradient, Thermal and Planet. His study looks at the relationship between Induced seismicity and topics such as Statistical physics, which overlap with Cellular automaton. His study focuses on the intersection of Aftershock and fields such as Scaling with connections in the field of Fractal.
Donald L. Turcotte spends much of his time researching Seismology, Scaling, Induced seismicity, Geophysics and Statistics. His Seismology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Probabilistic forecasting and Nowcasting. He combines subjects such as Probability distribution, Magnitude, Statistical physics and Percolation with his study of Scaling.
Donald L. Turcotte studies Geophysics, namely Mantle. His work in Mantle addresses issues such as Crust, which are connected to fields such as Tectonics. His study explores the link between Statistics and topics such as Path length that cross with problems in Meteorology.
Donald L. Turcotte mainly investigates Seismology, Scaling, Aftershock, Magnitude and Induced seismicity. His Scaling research includes themes of Probability distribution, Fractal dimension, Measure, Distribution and Nowcasting. His Aftershock research integrates issues from Statistical physics, Seismic hazard, Independent and identically distributed random variables and Seismic risk.
The study incorporates disciplines such as Probability density function, Missing data, Stochastic process, Power law and Amplitude in addition to Statistical physics. His Magnitude research incorporates elements of Plate tectonics, Remotely triggered earthquakes, Earthquake swarm, Seismic gap and Statistics. His Induced seismicity study incorporates themes from Time series and Nucleation.
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Geodynamics applications of continuum physics to geological problems
Donald Lawson Turcotte;Gerald Schubert.
Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics
Donald Lawson Turcotte.
Fractals and fragmentation
D. L. Turcotte.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1986)
Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets
Gerald Schubert;Donald Lawson Turcotte;Peter Olson.
Landslide inventories and their statistical properties
Bruce D. Malamud;Donald L. Turcotte;Fausto Guzzetti;Paola Reichenbach.
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2004)
Implications of a two-component marble-cake mantle
Claude J. Allègre;Donald L. Turcotte.
Forest fires: An example of self-organized critical behavior
Bruce D. Malamud;Gleb Morein;Donald L. Turcotte.
Finite amplitude convective cells and continental drift
D. L. Turcotte;E. R. Oxburgh.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (1967)
Donald L Turcotte.
Reports on Progress in Physics (1999)
Power-law correlations of landslide areas in central Italy
Fausto Guzzetti;Bruce D Malamud;Donald L Turcotte;Paola Reichenbach.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2002)
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